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With Nash Out Of The Picture, Sharks’ Options Are Limited

from Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area,

Those hoping Doug Wilson would play the role of Ty Pennington and give the roster an extreme makeover are probably a bit disappointed at the moment despite some nice moves by the club this offseason. The Sharks were able to trade for and sign veteran d-man Brad Stuart; brought in a pair of veteran assistant coaches, including the highly respected Larry Robinson; added some personality and grit with forward Adam Burish; and locked up young and improving defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a long-term deal at a very reasonable price.

Still, a core group that hasn’t been able to take that necessary extra step to the Stanley Cup Final, remains. And, in fact, the Sharks took a pretty big step backwards in 2011-12 with an inconsistent regular season and first round defeat to the St. Louis Blues, who were then swept in the second round by Los Angeles.

While there are some big name forwards left in the free agent/trade market – Shane Doan, Alex Semin and Bobby Ryan are at the top of the list – don’t expect San Jose to be in the running for any of those players.

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I think the Sharks will still be active on the trade front this month. Wilson can NOT stick with the status quo.  They might not hav elanded Nash, but they still have assets to trade and change the make up of their team

Posted by Fauxrumors on 07/25/12 at 02:17 PM ET

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